Planning Minister Justin Madden Approves Massive Upper West Side Project

HONG Kong based developer Far East Consortium is ready to redevelop one of the Melbourne CBD’s biggest remaining development sites.

Planning Minister Justin Madden this week approved the construction of a $1 billion-plus, multi-skyscraper compound, to replace the notorious eyesore known between 1950 and 2008 as the Lonsdale Street power station, at the Docklands-CBD suburb border, opposite the Southern Cross train station.

The Upper West Side complex, as it has been marketed, will include four major skyscrapers between 31 and 50 levels – linked by a one hectare podium rooftop garden – with a veggie patch and children’s play area. Retail will flank the ground levels.

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